Clinical Dietitian- Per Diem in Norwalk, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/20/2022

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Job Title: Clinical Dietitian

Job Summary: Responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients and residents with special needs.

Essential Job Duties: Directs dietary care of patients and residents with special needs including screening, assessment, intervention, care and discharge planning to ensure patient nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met. Educates medical staff and counsel patients/residents and their families on proper nutritional care. Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets and menu requests. Stays current with most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications and standards of practice. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as policies and procedures (e.g. HIPPA/Privacy Act, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel). Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Behavioral Standards: Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions. Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers. Communication/Knowledge: Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care. Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes. Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner. Collaboration/Teamwork: Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues. Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree with completed dietetic internship and current registered dietitian status Prefer at least 1 to 2 years of current experience in an acute care setting as a clinical dietitian Licensure/Certifications: Registered Dietitian Member of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics preferred

ADA/Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered. Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.